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Цената и ползата от управлението на здравето и безопасността
Costs and benefits from health and safety management

Author(s): Bistra Tzenova
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: health and safety at work (OHS); management approach; leadership styles; worker’s participation; improvement opinions; stress;

Summary/Abstract: The article is aimed towards managers who wish to show leadership in safety and health (OSH), focusing on how companies and workers can work together to improve them. A management approach to OSH is revealed as the most effective against calculated risks, limiting uncertainties, improving productivity and profit margins. Own analyses, based on recent research data from 495 subjects, reveal prevailing unfavorable psychosocial work conditions (management features) and stressors, health complaints, their significant interrelations, reflected in workers opinions on needed leaders action to improve working conditions and diminish stress sources at work. Prevailing leader styles in OHS are briefly discussed as well as key management principles for enhancing OHS. Evidence based practical advices for leaders for the development of effective management safety and health systems are delivered highlighting benchmarking possibilities to reveal best practices. A checklist to control the state of OSH in own companies is proposed. The acknowledgement by managers of an active leadership role in safety and health is important for legal or ethical reasons, but also for sound business ones, leads to cconsiderable improvements in OSH.

  • Issue Year: 17/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-146
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian